The Fourth R

A blog about programming literacy

More Than Gaming

Jan 9, 2018 4:01:24 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, hatch canada, Hatch Students, child development, coding, Hatch Schools, programming, technology

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Contrary to popular belief, learning code is so much more than gaming.

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Becoming The Creator: Supporting Hobbies with Coding

Dec 13, 2017 4:00:26 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, education, Events, hackers, hatch canada, Hatch Students, social media and children, child development, Hatch Schools, programming, technology

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Many coding programs are starting to integrate playing video games and learning code, so that children interested in playing video games will start to understand the language behind creating them.

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Get Social With Coding

Dec 7, 2017 4:00:30 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, #CodersCode, Hatch Students, Hatch Schools

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Tell someone you’re a computer programmer, and they’ll visualize a person hunched in front of a computer screen for days at a time with no outside human contact. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! Socializing is essential to coding, as most programmers must work, learn, and function together while building projects as a team.

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Behind the Scenes with Hatch Canada

Nov 3, 2017 11:03:27 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, hatch canada, child development, coding, programming, technology, Uncategorized

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We recently chatted with the staff at Hatch Canada for an insider scoop about new programs, future goals and what you can expect over the next few months!

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Industry Experts on the Remarkable Impact of Coding & Programming

Sep 27, 2017 4:41:48 PM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, Events, hatch canada, Industry Experts, child development, coding, programming, technology

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Over the course of the year, we’ve received a lot of great advice about coding and programming from industry experts. Many of these leaders agree that not only is coding here to stay, but that it has a tremendous impact on the world!

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Meet Our Coaches: Matt!

Jul 4, 2017 10:43:46 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, coaches, coding, Hatch, programming, students, technology

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At Hatch, our goal is to make coding more accessible and fun to learn for the next generation. To reach our goal, our passionate coaches are a major part of the equation. We love to learn about and share their backstories. Many of our coaches live and breath coding. They work with code every day and are able to relay their expertise and real world experience to Hatch students to spark their curiosity.

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“You WANT the fun of Coding!”

Jun 28, 2017 5:00:19 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, #CodersCode, hatch canada, Hatch Students, child development, coding, Hatch, programming, technology, testimonial

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Sean’s interest in coding first emerged when he wanted to expand his own gameplay on Minecraft, and his passion has been growing ever since! Sean was featured in a newsletter published by The York School, where he discussed five reasons why coding should be taught to every student: problem solving, getting a job in the future, engagement, adaptability, and minimal set-up. After hearing about his level of excitement, we just had to follow up to talk about how his journey with Hatch began!

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Hatch Welcomes New Members to Our Learning Success Team!

Jun 23, 2017 2:33:19 PM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, Hatch Students

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The Toronto Star recently published an amazing article that's right up our alley. It's called: Teaching kids to think critically is crucial for their future. The article highlights the amazing work done by Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman, an associate professor at OISE and a senior consultant and the non-profit Critical Thinking Consortium.

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Want to win one of the 10 free half-day camps for your kids?

Jun 9, 2017 12:38:32 PM / by Hatch Canada Marketing posted in News, camps for young kids, #CodersCode, giveaway, half-day summer camp, hatch canada, Industry Experts, summer camp toronto, summer camps for kids, typing classes, child development, coaches, coding, coding camp, full day summer camp, GTA, programming, Space Camp, tech camps, technology

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It is giveaway time!

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Out of this World Hatch Camp Experience

Apr 3, 2017 5:00:39 AM / by Hatch Canada posted in News, Events, march break, Parent Ambassadors, Hatch Schools, Space Camp

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Want to know what’s been going on with Hatch lately? We’ve had a lot of fun over the March break, so here is a breakdown of our camps and how we kept busy.

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